Climate Change AI Announces Winners of the 2021-2022 Innovation Grants Program

13 research proposals were awarded a total of $1.8M USD as part of Climate Change AI’s inaugural Innovation Grants program.

May 5, 2022 - Climate Change AI (CCAI) today formally announced the winners of its first Innovation Grants program. The thirteen winning projects were selected through a rigorous peer review process from almost 200 submissions from around the world. A total of $1.8M USD will be awarded for impactful, AI-driven research that addresses climate change mitigation and adaptation. The winning proposals span a broad range of application areas, from energy to conservation, with investigators in six continents.

The first edition of the funding program enjoyed significant interest and featured high-quality proposals, 50 of which were rated outstanding by a multidisciplinary team of expert reviewers. Building on the success of the inaugural program, CCAI is looking to grow the funding pool in the upcoming cycles and expand eligibility beyond OECD countries.

CCAI thanks Schmidt Futures and Quadrature Climate Foundation for their financial sponsorship and the Canada Hub of Future Earth for their administrative support.

The funded proposals are listed alphabetically below:

About the organization

Climate Change AI (CCAI) is a global non-profit that catalyzes impactful work at the intersection of climate change and artificial intelligence. Since it was founded in June 2019, CCAI has been instrumental in establishing climate change as a key area of impact for machine learning, and has inspired, informed, and connected thousands of researchers, engineers, entrepreneurs, investors, and policymakers around the world.

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